Ladue Jr. Running Club

Ladue Running Club is a competitive running team offered to boys and girls, grades 3-7 Cross country team (fall) practices at Tilles Park Track and field team (spring) practices at Ladue High School track

Practice meet this Wednesday!


Happy Easter! I apologize for sending this email on a Sunday evening. I just wanted to let you all know we will be having our first "practice" meet on Wednesday 4/19. 
The meet will start after our warm ups around 6:15. Please expect the practice to end a little after 7. Let me know if you have any questions. Have your child wear their new team running shirt! 

Make up practices


Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying some beautiful sunshine. After this past week of storms, I'm feeling extremely grateful for this amazing sunny weather! 
We have decided to add two make up practices on Tuesday 4/11 & 4/18. We will meet at 6 p.m. at the Ladue track. We understand if your athlete has committed to other activities on those evenings. 
We are finalizing details on our first competition meet as well. Please stay tuned for further information. Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!
Have a great weekend. Thanks! 

4.5. practiced canceled


I regret to inform everyone that I will be canceling practice again tonight. There is an 86% chance of thunderstorms at 6 p.m.Lightning and 60 plus kids on the track is a recipe for disaster. We are working on adding additional make up practices in the future. I will send information regarding them when we have them finalized. 
Thank you! 
Coach Spewak

4/3/17 practice canceled due to storm threat


Due to the potential threat of storms at 6 p.m. we have decided to cancel this practice this evening. Your athlete's safety is our number one concern. We look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday.
Coach Spewak and Coach McCarthy

Track and Field Spring 2017


My name is Mark Spewak and I am head the coach of the Ladue Jr Running Club. Coach Sonny Ta and I are really excited to get the season started. I hope everyone has enjoyed this beautiful weather we have had. 
Practice begins this Monday night at 6 pm. We will be meeting at the Ladue High School track. Our meeting spot will be the same every practice. We are set up just outside of the field house. Please arrive a little early on the first day to make sure we get all of your athletes checked in. Parents, feel free to stick around at practice if your schedule permits. 
Practices will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6 pm-7 pm. I communicate best during the day through email. If there is a cancellation due to weather, you will hear from me 45 minutes in advance via email. I will also keep our twitter pages updated too. Please give us a follow. @LadueRC 
Here are a few helpful pieces of information.

·  Please make sure your child is dressed in weather appropriate clothing and wear proper running shoes. Layering works great!

·  Have your child consume a light snack 1.5 to 1 hours before each practice and meet. Please avoid dairy, sugar and high fat foods. 

·  Hydration is extremely important so please be sure your child drinks plenty of water prior to practice.

·  Please make sure to check your child out before leaving practice. For safety purposes, you must be present for them to check out and if someone other than a parent will be picking your child up, please let me know in advance.

·  If your child is going to miss practice or a meet, please let me know.

We are always looking for parent volunteers to help our practices run smoother. Duties will vary, but may include helping with check-in, watching over our personal items, setting up equipment, timing, taking pictures, bathroom breaks and assisting with the various events. If you are available and interested, please email me and let me know. Thank you in advance for your help!

Ladue High School address: 1201 South Warson Road Ladue, MO 63124

I hope I have covered everything but if you have any questions, please feel free to email me. I can't wait to share my love and enthusiasm for the sport with your athletes! I look forward to meeting you all tomorrow!

No practice during spring break!


I hope you all are having a great start to your spring break. I apologize for the delay in communication but I wanted to let you all know we will NOT have practice this week. Have a great break. We are really excited to see your athletes next week!

Practice canceled, Monday, March 13

Coach Spewak is canceling tonight's practice due to cold and wet conditions on the track.  We will see you all on Wednesday, March 15 from 6-7pm at the track!

Meet Head Coach: Mark Spewak

-Coaches Cross Country at Ladue High School

-3rd runner on the 2010 Ladue XC State Champions team

-Running since age 12

-Ran briefly for Rider University (Division 1)

-Work at Big River Running and is in charge of all their high school running camps.

Mark’s enthusiasm for running and runners is unparalleled!


Track is Back!

Ladue Jr. RC track and field team season begins March 13 through May 17, 2017.  Join us for another fun season of training! We meet every Monday and Wednesday at Ladue High School track from 6-7pm.

All team information is on Ladue Running Club team page.  

When:  Monday/Wednesday; March 17-May 17, 2017

Where:  Ladue HS track

Who:  3rd-7th grade athletes

TRACK MEETS:  April 12 and May 10, Location TBA, 6-7:30pm

Head Coach:  Mark Spewak

Assistant Coach:  Sonny Ta

Team President:  Melissa Hill

See you at the track!